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Letter Writing Prompt - Summer Holidays Nostalgia

At London Letters, our aim is to create beautiful stationery that encourages you to put pen to paper more often.

Writing is a wonderfully relaxing activity, can calm our busy minds and allows us a mindful moment of quiet to ourselves. At the same time, you'll likely bring some joy to your recipient. A full circle of happiness, if you will.

That being said, unless there's a particular occasion or reason for writing, we can sometimes find ourselves battling with writer's block and not knowing how, or where, to begin writing a letter.

So, to give you a helping hand, each month we'll share a letter writing prompt for you. A little suggestion of what you could write about, to get your creative juices flowing.


This month, your letter writing prompt is summer holidays nostalgia.

Around this time of year I get a sudden burst of nostalgia for school summer holidays.

The days are long, the sun is warm, the coo of wood pigeons keeps us company by evening, and this all takes me instantly back to a time of carefree happiness - a mammoth six week long break ahead of me, where the only concern was whether the ice cream van would pass by our road each day.

I invite you to think back to your own experiences of summer holidays, and scribble down some memories you share with a sibling, or an old school friend you're still in touch with. Were there any moments that especially stand out in your mind? Perhaps a funny incident, or a huge tumble you took and scraped your knee, or a brilliant day trip you were taken on?

Additionally, if you have a summer holiday coming up this year, why not write to the person you're going on the trip with, discussing what you'll be packing, what you're looking forward to most and set out your hopes for the holiday?

Lastly, why not have a look back through some old photo albums of summer holidays gone by, and gather up some spare copies to pop into a letter to someone pictured? Let them enjoy a moment down memory lane as well.


Happy writing!

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